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Gardening tips for Duluth's Northern climate, hosted by Master Gardener Tom Kasper.

Tips for Hardy Gardeners: Caring for houseplants

Jayson Shenk [via Flickr]

Overwatering is the most common reason indoor plants don't survive. Protected from all-day sunlight and outdoor winds, Tom Kasper advises us that many indoor plants can get by with less water than those in the outdoor garden, some needing water only about once a week. Another tip is to pour off the excess water that gathers in the saucer below the pot. In addition to keeping your plants alive, it also can help reduce the emergence of pests that thrive in overwatered plants and soggy soil, like spider mites, scale insects, whiteflies, and aphids.

Chris Harwood is The North 1033’s Production Director and (acting) Program Director, a morning/daytime host, and the host of Soul Village. He is also a musician, a music historian, an audio engineer, and an avid record collector.